Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?
Confronting 21st Century Philistinism 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Frank Furedi
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Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone? by Frank Furedi
Book DescriptionThe intellectual is an endangered species. In place of such people as Bertrand Russell, Raymond Williams or Hannah Arendt - people with genuine learning, breadth of vision and a concern for public issues - we now have only facile pundits, think tank apologists and spin-doctors. In the age of the knowledge economy, we have somehow managed to combine the widest ever participation in higher education with the most dumbed-down of cultures. In this urgent and passionate book, Frank Furedi explains the essential contribution of intellectuals both to culture and to democracy - and why we need to recreate a public sphere in which intellectuals and the general public can talk to each other again.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826490964
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Frank Furedi
Frank Furedi is Professor in Sociology at the University of Kent. His previous books include Culture of Fear (Continuum), Paranoid Parenting (Penguin) and Therapy Culture (Routledge). http://www.frankfuredi.com/
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